Tuesday, October 13, 2009

When the World Goes Digital


You shall be in high definition, I suspect,
your beauty a Tibetan crystal,
clear and serene,
and only a thousand chanting monks
will have the saffron power
to make your third eye resonate.

Still, I hope you shall forgive me, love,
for what I, a farmer in some forgotten field, must do.
When the sun finds facets on your angled face,
I shall kiss the pixels of your eyes and cheeks
before stepping back in time
to a checkered shirt and denim jeans,
my proper time and place.

11 comments:

Catvibe said...

I did see those monks in saffron high def when reading this. Beautiful, and yet, the media still can't capture the truth of the thing. It just can't transfer the reality, only a shiny hint.

Miladysa said...

"I shall kiss the pixels of your eyes and cheeks"

I like it :)

Beloved Haiku Dreams said...

Billy, this is beautiful. Such lovely images and words. It is very creative and reads so well.
It's been a long time. Hope all is well.

love-Melanie-bhd

Beloved Haiku Dreams said...

P.S. I am no longer Beloved Dreamer. My sight is now called Beloved Haiku Dreams.
http://belovedhaikudreams.blogspot.com


Melanie

JP/deb said...

love the line breaks and imagery.

Lana Gramlich said...

Very good combination of 2 seemingly disparate elements. Keep up the good work. :)

Tina Trivett said...

This is great. The Himalayas have nothing on you. :)

Billy said...

Catherine, you are too kind!

Miladysa, howdy!! I like that line too :)

Melanie, thanks, and I shall find your new blog home.

deb, it's been too long. Thank you.

Lana, Everest was an afterthought and I wasn't sure if it would work.

Tina, aw shuckins, thank ya :)

K.Lawson Gilbert said...

Billy what a timely piece - and perfect picture to compliment the poem. Love the theme and gist of this. I know, if given the chance, I would step back, too. Love how each word is needed here. Just a classy piece of writing!

WOW -
When the sun finds facets on your angled face,
I shall kiss the pixels of your eyes and cheeks

Billy said...

K., I think I'm becoming a Luddite the more technology I have to use. I need a time machine :)

Bernita said...

Geeze, this is a lovely piece.